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meme - three interests
So, sze asked me to expand on three of my interests:

1. Stand Alone Complex - short for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. One of my favorite anime series, ever. Most of the time I won't watch a show repeatedly, but I will watch SAC over and over. It gives me a weird mental frisson, because it takes place in a near future world which has the tech level that I want to live in. I, literally, dream about living in a world with that level of technology, especially full-body cyborg replacements and direct neural interfaces.

2. Near future - well, see #1. :-) I'm fascinated by the near future. What the next level of technology will be. How society and technology interact, and what the next level of potential is. Things are changing so rapidly, I think trying to predict far into the future is pointless. Just trying to envision what will happen in the next ten years, even five, is difficult.

3. Undocumented Features - The largest fan-fiction universe I've co-created and authored material for, as part of Eyrie Productions.

So if you want me to pick three of your LJ interests, leave a comment. :-)

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finstergrrrl From: finstergrrrl Date: April 16th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
yes please!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 16th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
bakini, paleoanthropology, string theory
finstergrrrl From: finstergrrrl Date: April 16th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
bakini: o lord i could not actually tell you. it had to do with something funny on aidenraine's lj. i honestly don't remember at this point, it's been so long. it may actually have been a metajoke.

paleoanthropology: when i was ten, i read the book lucy, by donald johanson. ever since then i've been fascinated by the study of human origins. i get the way about names and discoveries the way some people get about baseball cards, say, or the way i also get about rock stars ;) i took a class about a year ago in human evolution and came away even more firmly convinced that this stuff would make a worthy avocation for me. vocation, maybe, but i tend to start hating whatever i'm doing the instant it becomes work, and i never want to hate this.

string theory: when i was eleven, i read a brief history of time. that set the stage for reading brian greene's the elegant universe, which pretty well got me hooked. i love reading layman's guides to string theory, loop quantum gravity, and stuff like that. i totally don't get the math behind it but the concepts make sense to me. well, at least the ones in three dimensions. more than that and i start having issues, although i once saw a knitted hypercube that made a lot of it start falling into place. but as soon as i try to visualize calabi-yau shapes, i'm done. m theory may not be the ultimate answer, but the idea that our entire existence is vibration - is music - makes sense to me on a...well, on a quantum level.
blackcoat From: blackcoat Date: April 16th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I need something to do, today is 'build and watch build die, wait for dev to hand me new build', so sure.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 16th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I was tempted to ask about Eyrie Productions. ;-)

public school reform, tactical panties, baking
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zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 17th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
cake or death, geek culture, people
qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: April 17th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm feeling expository this morning.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 17th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
crappy_space_voltron_and_the_european_union, malleable reality, erotographomania
pfloyd From: pfloyd Date: April 17th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm game...
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 17th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
maine coon cats, conspiracy theories, jack the ripper
pfloyd From: pfloyd Date: April 17th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Comments in my own LJ